Unmarried minor females are presumed by law to have the same rights to their unborn or born child as would an adult woman. The minor cannot be forced to place her child for adoption or sign over her parental rights and retains sole custodial rights to her child unless a court rules otherwise. If an underage mother is in need of assistance for herself and her child she should contact the state's department of children and family services. There are also many independent organizations that will offer assistance to any mother and child/children without regardless of age. Birthright, 1-800--550-4900, http://www.birthright.org
Regardless of age, mother has sole control and custody.
According to the precedents set by Anderson v Anderson, there are a list of factors when deciding custodial arrangements of children. Chief among them is the qualifications and fitness of the parent and their ability to control and direct the children. If the underage mother is able to provide this, then she will retain custody.
no, that's custodial interference
Custody of her kids
If the mother is already the non-custodial parent, then the custodial father already has custody. If the question is meant to ask if the mother can give up her parental rights, then you would need to petition the court.
A child is not property and continued "possession" does not have meaning with regard to rights. Regardless of how long the grandmother has been taking care of the grandson, she has legal rights to the child only if the mother, or the courts, formally granted her custodial rights. If the grant of custodial rights was never made, then the grandmother has no legal right to interfere with the mother resuming custodial care of the child. (Presuming the mother has not lost custodial rights to some other person or institution.)
he needs to file for custody
why kentucky? but anyways you probably get baby bonuses or something relating
Single fathers have no assumed parental rights, thus the mother has sole custody and control. The must have parental rights first to obtain any type of custodial rights, such as visitation and/or joint custody. see link below
No, if what is meant is, can a biological mother of a child give custodial rights to her mother without the necessity of court procedure and/or the agreement of the biological father.
in the case of the baby you have all the rights an adult mother would have, unless social services has become involved for some reason, as for yourself you need to be more specific.
Yes. A non-custodial parent still has some parental rights, which can be relinquished. However, you should consult a licensed attorney before considering such an action.
Of course you do! It's up to you what you do or don't do because it's your child and your body !
No, custodial rights to minor children are a civil matter and under the jurisdiction of the state of residence. Regardless of the legal status of the mother, she still has legal rights to her biological child unless a court rules otherwise. Likewise, an unmarried female, regardless of her legal status, is presumed by law to retain sole custodial rights to the child until the father establishes parentage and is awarded joint or full custody by the court or refused custodial rights.
No. Biological parents must be notified when the issue concerns minor children of which they share custodial rights. If the couple are not married the law presumes that the mother has sole custodial rights to the minor child/children until legal procedures are followed that might allow the biological father custodial and/or visitation rights.
a underage 16 year old mother who is considered an adult and has rights to her own child should have rights to herself aswell, and to where she can live. by all means now that she is a parent with rights she should have rights to her self.
This is an interpretive area, usually without a clear direction of the law. The legislatures have not sufficiently addressed the issues of underage pregnancy, other than to abolish the requirement of being sent to a home for unwed mothers. Which still exist.
Unless visitation rights for the non-custodial parent were allowed in the divorce paperwork, the custodial parent is completely within their rights to deny the non-custodial parent visitation....however, the non-custodial parent may sue for visitation rights.
In cases where the parents of minor children are unmarried the mother generally retainssole custodial rights until the father files a custodial suit. However, this does not mean the mother of the minor children can arbitrarily deny the father's rights of visitation.
If the court has awarded you visitation rights, then you have those rights legally and they cannot be denied by the custodial parent.
see related question
Parental rights are paramount to "grandparents rights". In most jurisdictions there are no such rights.
Yes, assuming that the couple are not married. An unmarried mother has sole custodial rights until the biological father establishes paternity and is awarded custodial and/or visitation rights by the court.
same as a father under the same conditions. What the court orders say.
No one apart from the mother can obtain "custody" of a fetus. Custody battles must wait until the child has been born. The biological mother always retains custodial rights to a child when the couple are unmarried, until paternity is established and the biological father petitions the court for custodial or visitation rights.